Chef attempts to make gourmet Cheetos

Bon Appétite recently released a video showing pastry chef Claire Saffitz’s attempt at recreating the Cheetos. While it may take you 3 minutes to eat a whole bag of the oh-so-additicting neon orange snack, it took Saffitz three days to make something recognizable. The final product was less “gourmet” Cheetos and more of just Cheetos made with natural ingredients. While the original processed Cheetos product has some questionable ingredients, Saffitz’s included everyday items like polenta, baking powder, egg whites, salt, spices, vegetable oil, cornstarch, sharp cheddar, powdered milk. Only tapioca maltodextrin raises an eyebrow. Upon further research this is how chefs convert high-fat liquids into powder — necessary for recreating the powdered cheese and getting it to stick. The official process reportedly only take Cheetos only 19 minutes, but is nearly impossible for a home chef. That is, unless you follow this video, get out your high-powered blender, dehydrated, fryer, oven, deep…

Why drinking at the beach is a bad idea

Once temperatures start to soar, it’s tempting to pack a cooler full of drinks and hit the shore for a day of lounging in the sand, hanging with friends or family, and sipping your favorite brew. But mixing alcohol and sun can be extremely dangerous. Read on for tips to make sure you have a safe summer. Dehydration: It’s a real thing. Although we say “quench your thirst with a few bottles of booze,” that’s actually not what happens at all. Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning, that you actually lose liquids and you continue to drink. Throw in some sun exposure and you can do some damage. Be sure to swap out a few of those beers from some icy cold waters. Overheating: You might wait all year to bask in the heat of the sun at the shore, but heat stroke is also a real thing, and it doesn’t just effect the young…